The annual Inter-House Sports Competition recently organised by the Faith Academy Day Secondary School, AMAC-Lugbe, Abuja, has again brought to the fore the importance of bringing up children who are not only academically sound but can also compete favourably in any physical competitions, writes FELIX KHANOBA.
In many ways, the third annual Inter-House Sport Competition of Faith Academy, AMAC-Lugbe, which took place at the weekend will remain indelible in the annals of school’s competition in the Federal Capital Territory.
The inter-house sports, which attracted thousands of spectators and students from far and near, did not only served as a platform to showcase the talents being harnessed in the school but also displayed an avenue for raising individuals who can competently fly the nation’s flag in major competitions in not too distant future.
Speaking at the colourful event, which had its theme as ‘The Birth of Champions’, Principal of the school, Mrs Bolanle Moses, said the spectacular displays witnessed in the competition testified to the academic and physical prowess of the students.
“The seed of greatness is in them because a son of lion must be a lion, and we believe in the nearest future definitely they will be among the best,” she said.
Mrs Moses, who restated the commitment of the school to improve on the competition, stressed the importance of sports in providing all-round education to students.
Her words: “Sports, we all know is an essential part of the school co-curricular activity because it provides for the physical well-being of the students. It will not be an over-statement when I say that it is only in sports people speak with one voice.”
While praising the wonderful performances of the four houses (Blue, Green, Yellow and Red) in the inter-sport competition, Mrs Moses commended the President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, Vice President Education, Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, the resident pastor and others for the successful event.
On his part, the Resident Pastor, Living Faith Church, AMAC-Lugbe, Pastor Adeolu Adewumi, said sport activities are not only requirements in school’s curriculum but is also scriptural as it enhances the physical development of individuals, adding that the annual competition would go a long way in raising new leaders for the country.
“Our mission is to raise leaders. In coming years we want to have leaders who are competent and have ability. Physical development is one of the ways in achieving that,” he said.
The inter-house sports competition, which witnessed events such as 100m race, egg race, sack race, chubby race, relay race, football, among others, saw to the emergence of Yellow House as winner with a total of 230 points, while Blue and Red houses garnered 202 and 194 points to clinch the second and third positions respectively.
Highpoints of the competition was calisthenics displays and the presentation of trophies and gifts to winners.